Ways to Get Involved

Whether you want to further conservation, learn more about nature, or share your love of the outdoors, you’ve come to the right place. National wildlife refuges provide many opportunities for you to help your community by doing what you love. National wildlife refuges partner with volunteers, youth groups, landowners, neighbors and residents of urban and coastal communities to make a lasting difference. Contact the refuge to find out how you can help make American lands healthier and communities stronger while doing something personally satisfying. 


Discover for yourself what tens of thousands of volunteers have learned: Volunteering for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is fun and rewarding in many ways. Master new skills. Meet new friends. Enjoy a sense of accomplishment from doing your part to further wildlife conservation for the pleasure of generations to follow. We have opportunities for local groups or individual volunteers. In addition, we have seasonal openings for resident RV volunteers who live on the refuge while volunteering their time. The refuge provides hook ups with electricity, sewer, and non-potable water in exchange for 24 hours per week, per person. A three month commitment is required.  

Check out our station's latest volunteer opportunities on volunteer.gov. For more information, email Stephanie Martinez.   

Volunteer Opportunities

Our Partners

Nature does not recognize human-made boundaries. In order to conserve our natural and cultural resources effectively, we must work with others to bridge these boundaries. Partnerships foster creative solutions to challenging situations and often the results are greater than the sum of the parts. Learn more about our local partners. 

In 1996, a group of volunteers at the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge established the Friends of Anahuac Refuge, a non-profit organization committed to preserving and enhancing the refuge through conservation, research and education. The group serves as a connection between the refuge and the public. The membership represents a diversity of refuge users, including wildlife watchers, hunters, anglers, farmers, ranchers and educators. 

The refuge works with many other partners including but not limited to: Ducks Unlimited, Houston Urban Community Partnerships and Engagement, Texas Master Naturalists, Galveston Bay Foundation, Texas Agrilife Extension and SeaGrant, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Texas General Land Office, and more.  

We welcome new partnerships. If you would like to learn more about partnership opportunities, please call us at 409-267-3337.


We offer guided hikes, garden workdays, and a variety of outreach programs throughout the year. Contact us at 409-267-3337 if you’d like to learn more!